Bison makes Iron Man history

Thursday, March 8, 2018
McCook senior Gavyn Klein (on top) takes charge against a Phillipsburg, Kan., Panther during the Oberlin, Kan., varsity triangular in January. Klein became McCook’s first four-time wrestling “Iron Man”.
R.B. Headley/McCook Gazette

McCOOK, Neb. — “Iron Man” has been an annual award for McCook High wrestlers, but no Bison can match what senior Gavyn Klein achieved in 2017-18.

Klein captured “Iron Man” honors for a fourth consecutive year, an award to every wrestler who doesn’t miss one practice through the entire season.

“We started it a number of years ago because we struggled to get wrestlers to come to practice on a consistent basis,” McCook coach Nick Umscheid explained. “In all the years we have given this award, Gavyn Klein is the first to ever earn it four times.”

Bison wrestlers are following Klein’s leadershi pass as nine teammates junioned as “Iron Men this season.

Klein has also been a consistent contributor in other sports like Bison football.

The fullback/linebacker worked through another terrific 9-2 Bison campaign and broke loose to a touchdown in his final regular-season game against Lexington.

Klein was part of four consecutive McCook state playoff teams.

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